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Fall 2014 Trend: Taking Liberties

Black tie: It started out as a uniform but there are now plenty of ways to work it.

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From Left: Palmer Harding shirt and Olympia Le-Tan skirt; Maison Martin Margiela jewelry. Alexis Mabille top, tie & pants; Alexis Bittar earrings, Maison Martin Margiela ring. Vika Gazinskaya blazer & pants with Cres E Dim. shirt; Alexis Bittar earrings.

Black tie: It started out as a uniform but there are now plenty of ways to work it. For fall, designers riffed on the tuxedo with looks that ranged from austere to glamorous.

This story first appeared in the May 1, 2014 issue of WWD.  Subscribe Today.

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MODELS: VALENTYNA/MUSE, MAK/MARILYN AND VERONIKA/RED; HAIR BY CASEY GEREN USING AVEDA/ARTISTSBYTIMOTHYPRIANO.COM; MAKEUP BY MISUZU MIYAKE USING NARS/ARTMIX BEAUTY; FASHION ASSISTANT: MILTON DIXON

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